Justin Bieber is about to learn that his actions have consequences.
After repeatedly blowing off a deposition in his ongoing egging case, a judge on Wednesday issued a ruling that will severely limit Bieber’s ability to defend himself in the upcoming trial.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the judge sanctioned Bieber for failing to sit for his deposition on multiple occasions. As The Blast first reported, Jeff Schwartz asked for a warrant for Bieber’s arrest after Justin blew off last month’s depo to galavant around New York City with fiancée Hailey Baldwin.
In his ruling, the judge declared that since Justin Bieber didn’t feel the need to answer the questions for the deposition, he “will not be allowed to testify on his own defense.”
The judge also said that jury will be told that Justin “refused to appear for his deposition” and it will be admitted as fact that Bieber is liable for the egging and that he did so “with malice.”
And in what can be interpreted as a sign that the judge is already considering just how much Bieber will have to pay Schwartz, the judge also ordered Bieber to produce his financial records (including his net worth) within 20 days.
Bieber was also ordered to pay Schwartz $7,500 in sanctions for missing the depositions.
There is some good news for Justin Bieber — he’s got Howard Weitzman, one of the best lawyers in town, on his side.